How Do Your Pigs Like Lofts And Ramps?

TheLottiediarys

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Hi guys!

I'll be bonding Bear and Lottie with Anya and Aurora tonight, hoping it will go to plan!

I've been looking at what size cage I want to give them when they live together
If they live together...

And I'm strapped for space on the floor what with Baby's cage and also the two detolfs for the Hamsters,
At the moment Baby's got 2x4 C C and so do Bear and Lottie and Anya and Aurora.
But if they take to each other I want a good sized cage for a group of 4
I've got about 18 cubes left not being used that I bought, so I was thinking of either moving the cages around to give the group a lot of floor space or adding space upwards,
I want to know if any of you have lofts and if your piggies like them,
Do they use them a lot?
How are they at going up and down ramps?
 

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Hi guys!

I'll be bonding Bear and Lottie with Anya and Aurora tonight, hoping it will go to plan!

I've been looking at what size cage I want to give them when they live together
If they live together...

And I'm strapped for space on the floor what with Baby's cage and also the two detolfs for the Hamsters,
At the moment Baby's got 2x4 C C and so do Bear and Lottie and Anya and Aurora.
But if they take to each other I want a good sized cage for a group of 4
I've got about 18 cubes left not being used that I bought, so I was thinking of either moving the cages around to give the group a lot of floor space or adding space upwards,
I want to know if any of you have lofts and if your piggies like them,
Do they use them a lot?
How are they at going up and down ramps?
I’ve a double hutch that some of mine use the bottom of to hide in. I opened up the top area but although it has a non slip ramp connecting the two floors none of the piggies will go up! I had hoped they would enjoy running up and down and using the top level as an extra couple of nesting areas! I did pop one of them into the top but the wee soul just hid in a nest until I put her back down!
 

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my piggies all use the ramps,i have a hay loft on a 6x2 and it is used by all piggies oldest is 4 years.
 

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When I has an indoor c&c I had a loft and just made the ramp nice and easy for them (ie as long as possible to stop it being steep). I also put carpet tiles on it for grip. They had absolutely no problems running up and down and would always come up stairs for veg time. In their hutch the ramp is steeper so we added sides and carpet to it and they are always zooming up and down it
 

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Spike and Peanut have a hay loft in their cage and they love it, my partner made the ramp from wood and put sides on it, it's also very shallow I put vet bed on it for grip. The C&C cage has a 2x1 loft, Willow and Bracken being young were still very energetic leapy animals so I just put a log tunnel in front and they jumped up and down. I have built the C&C loft six squares up the bottom grid (hope that makes sense) rather than on top so the loft is not so high. There's lots of info and pictures in the sticky threads in the housing section it would be worth you browsing for ideas.
 

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When I built the 3x1 loft and ramp on my 5x3 two of the piggies ran straight up it. One didn't seem so keen, so I lifted him into the loft area, and he ran down the ramp. they've all used it since. I feed their main hay and food bowl in the loft, with smaller amounts downstairs, so there is an incentive to use the loft. I make it with double thickness corex (4mm), with a longer bit that goes under the loft, and zip tied it onto the loft for securityDSC_0183.JPG DSC_0176.JPG . I have changeable double sided fleece strips with I tuck underneath the loft and twist into the bars to hold them secure.
 

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When I added a loft to the commercial cage, all my girls used it with no problems. When I switched to C&C I added a loft area at half height and they hardly ever bothered with it. I think because they had loads of floor space they just didn't need it so I ended up removing it.
 

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When I added a loft to the commercial cage, all my girls used it with no problems. When I switched to C&C I added a loft area at half height and they hardly ever bothered with it. I think because they had loads of floor space they just didn't need it so I ended up removing it.
Maybe that’s why mine don’t venture up?. They certainly have loads of room and plenty different places to go into. Still, I got Hubby to change the upstairs design so that the ramp is facing the opposite side of the floor. Felt they may have needed more floor space at the top! He’s very long suffering!, I’ll be taking on bets whether they use upstairs or not!
 
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